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Fair Play Engineer


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join's Mission to Nurture the Global Chess Community as a Python Developer


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Expires at anytime is a premier destination for over 100 million chess enthusiasts, offering an exceptional platform for play, learning, and community engagement. As a vibrant tech and content company, we're powered by a passionate and remote team spread across 65+ countries, dedicated to delivering the best chess experiences possible.

  • Develop software to enhance Fair Play detection.
  • Collaborate with experts to architect new features.
  • Contribute to a supportive, mission-driven team.
  • Proficient in Python with an understanding of application architecture.
  • Knowledgeable in SQL, PHP, Java, Golang, and comfortable with math and statistics.
  • Experience with numpy, and familiarity with data science libraries like pandas and sklearn.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills, with a strong sense of ownership.
  • A chess enthusiast and a lifelong learner.

About Us is one of the largest gaming sites in the world and the #1 platform for playing, learning, and enjoying chess.

We are a team of 700+ fully remote people in 65+ countries working hard to serve the global chess community. We are here to support 100M+ chess players worldwide with the best possible product, content, and tools to serve the community!

We are a tech company. A gaming company. A content company. And we do it all with passion and commitment to the game. Above all we prize our mission-driven, flat, life-celebrating, no-corporate culture, and we look forward to meeting you and learning more about what you can bring to the team.

About You

You have strong skills in Python including application and component architecture. You have a deep understanding of runtime performance and distributed systems. You bring math and data skills, too, and a great appetite for learning.  You are humble with a sense of humor and don’t take yourself too seriously.

You love chess and want to be part of keeping the game free from cheating. You know what all of these things mean: Stockfish, depth, evaluation, ply, elo. You've thought about what's "anti-cheat" technology and processes might be like, and would thrive going deep into the details and statistics.

You believe deeply that the game of Chess must be protected. Your mandate is to drive the continued success of our Fair Play team: working with analysts and researchers to develop software that helps us analyze tough cases, identify trends in player behavior, test hypotheses, and stay one step ahead of cheaters. You will have access to the largest database of players and analyzed chess games in the world. You will have access to a massive amount of compute cores. Help us protect the game!

What you’ll do

  • Read, write, and review code on a daily basis

  • Deploy software that helps Fairplay to detect chess engine use

  • Collaborate with researchers to design new features and functionality

  • Deliver value in a supportive mission-driven team

Preferred Skills

  • Strong Python skills, including mypy or pyright

  • Able to read SQL, PHP, Java, Golang, and other languages

  • Comfortable with and interested in math, algorithms and statistics. 

  • Familiarity with numpy a must; working knowledge of pandas, sklearn, and plotting libraries (matplotlib, seaborn) a plus

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills for working in a fully distributed team

  • Expert with testing frameworks and writing tests

  • Sense of ownership and responsibility

  • Chess player

  • Lifelong learner

About the Opportunity

  • This is a full time or equivalent position

  • We are 100% remote (work from anywhere!)


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We look forward to meeting you!


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